Large Sand Scarab larva
Photo from Tracy Sargeant
Pericoptus truncatus Fabricius
- Large grub, 36 to 65 mm long.
- New Zealand native, found from Christchurch north.
- Larva found in sand, under logs at the beach.
- Eats rotten driftwood and grass roots.
- Adult buries in sand by day.
- Active at night.